WhatZz New to do this August in Cork

Whats on in cork this august

With only one month left of summer, this one is gonna be jam packed with lots of fun.

Let’s check out whatz on for August in Cork!

Whatz On?

Cork Pride Festival

When: 30th of July – 6th of August

Time: All Day

Where: Different Locations Across Cork City

Cork Pride is returning to Cork City from July 30th to August 6th 2023, with this year’s theme of “30 YEARS ON”.

Cork Pride is a vibrant and exciting celebration of the LGBT+ Community which is held annually in the heart of Cork City. Each year gets bigger and better with everyone coming together to show love for one another, show acceptance, and resilience, bringing together everyone no matter who they are. It is a celebration of diversity and inclusivity!

Over the years the Festival has grown in many different ways through attendance, popularity, and success making it the main regional LGBT+ Pride Event in Ireland. Run by the community for the community, this festival is not to be missed making it one of the most important events each year in Cork!

So whatz on during the Cork Pride Festival?: Check out the events listing here

Cork Pride Festival

Cork Opera House

Throughout the month of August Cork Opera House has an array of shows and entertainment available for everyone to enjoy. This month they are hosting the Cork Podcast Festival. 

Letz check out what live shows are on!

Lord of Dance

When: 6th to 13th of August

Dirty Dancing

When: 15th to 19th of August

I’m Grand Mam

When: 23rd of August

Left on Read

When: 25th of August

Same but Different

When: 26th of August

And Another Thing

When: 27th of August

Off the Ball Roadshow

When: 27th of August

For more events make sure to get out what they are holding online: Cork Opera House

The Everyman

We are so lucky to be located just up MacCurtain Street from The Everyman! The Everyman is a vibrant theater located in Cork, providing both Irish and international performances!

 Wanna know whatz on?

The Glass Menagerie

When: 2nd to 26th of August

Find out more about it: The Glass Menagerie


When: 4th to 6th of August

Time: All Day

Where: Mitchelstown

INDIEPENDENCE IS BACK!! The August bank holiday is sorted with this all weekend festival. This festival features music to comedy, a small cinema and SO MUCH MORE! Being a ticketed event, this is bound to be an extraordinary experience full to the brim with well known artists and lots of craic with friends. 

I wonder who’s the headliner this year? Find out this and more here: Indiependence

Kinsale Regatta Festival

Kinsale Regatta Festival

When: 3rd to 7th of August

Time: All Day

Where: Kinsale

Kinsale Regatta Festival is the oldest regatta in Ireland and this year they are celebrating their 277th year! With activities on both land and sea, this festival is guaranteed to be busy with ocean yachts to mixed dinghy racing, swimming races, road racing, sailing, fancy dress parade, and the traditional water carnival. Fun for everyone!

Interested in going? Check out their itinerary: Kinsale Regatta Festival

Hermitage Green

When: 8th of August

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Where: Cyprus Avenue

The renowned Irish group made up of five members are bringing their international tour to Cork! Join fellow music lovers to enjoy their first full-length album including songs that reached the charts including Quicksand and Not Your Lover.

Tickets are available on eventbrite: Hermitage Green Tickets   

Hermitage Green

Cobh Peoples Regatta

When: 11th to 13th of August

Time: All Day

Where: Cobh

Returning for another year of fun, Cobh Peoples Regatta is a maritime themed festival located in the beautiful seaside town of Cobh, located on the outskirts of Cork. This festival likes to mark the last of the summer sailing season by celebrating with cruiser and dinghy racing along with lots of music, good food and plenty of craic!

Check out whatz in store with Cobh Peoples Regatta  

Cork on a Fork Fest

When: 16th to 20th of August

Time: Events all day

Where: Across Cork City

Yummmm, did someone say food? Well Cork on a Fork Fest is back and is the queen of all food festivals! Supported by the Cork City Council, Cork on a Fork returns for 5 days of feasting and enjoying the best of food and flavours that Cork has to offer. Cork is jam-packed with food and drink experiences and this festival works its magic to show them all off! There’s plenty to see and do during this fest, now is your chance to try something new. Taste your way through Cork City with various masterclasses, tastings, talks, special events and fun for all the family!

Are you feeling hungry yet? I know we are!

Letz plan what events we are going to hit up: Cork on a Fork Event Listing 

Cork on a Fork Fest

Ironman Festival

When: 18th to 20th of August

Where: Youghal

The Ironman Festival is said to push you to your limits. This 3-day event is back once again to entice the fittest of the fittest to take part in their events, including sea swimming, cycling, and running all across Youghal. With both the IRONKIDS and IRONMAN open to anyone who wants to sign up and take part. The IRONMAN where everyone knows your name!

Ready for a weekend full of athleticism? IRONMAN Ireland has you sorted. 

Cork Burlesque Festival

When: 24th to 26th of August

Time: Doors open each night at 7pm

Where: Cork Arts Theatre

Back for their 2nd year running, Cork Burlesque Festival is a weekend full of glamour and glitz, full of performances by the best burlesque dancers around the world. 

With something to enjoy each night tickets are available for purchase via Cork Arts Theatre.

Remember to dress to impress!

Cork Burlesque Festival

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